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Assistive technology plays a key and fundamental role in facilitating the social integration of people with physical, sensory, communication, and cognitive disabilities. This book presents the scientific power of matching assistive technology along with assessment tools that are essential in a center for technical aid. It describes the skills and functioning of the multidisciplinary team by providing a detailed account of the professional profiles and their mutual interaction. The authors identify the need for professionals of psychotechnology and assessment and review the most recent technological products, including the brain computer interface and the microswitch.
Section I: The Assistive Technology Assessment Model and Basic Definitions. Assessing Individual Functioning and Disability. Measuring Individual Functioning. Measuring the Assistive Technology. The Assessment of the Environments of Assistive Technology Use: Accessibility, Sustainability, and Universal Design. Measuring the Impact of Assistive Technology on Family. Section II: Assessment Professionals: Working on the Multidisciplinary Team. The Cognitive Therapist. The Special Educator. The Psychologist. The Psychotechnologist: A New Profession in the Assistive Technology Assessment. The Optometrist. The Occupational Therapist: Enabling Activities and Participation Using Assistive Technology. Pediatric Specialists in Assistive Solutions. The Geriatrician. Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Assistive Technology Assessments. Section III: Assistive Technology Devices and Services. Systemic User Experience. Web Solutions for Rehabilitation and Daily Life. Brain-Computer Interfaces: The New Landscape in Assistive Technology. New Rehabilitation Opportunities for Persons with Multiple Disabilities Through the Use of Microswitch Technology. Methods and Technologies for Leisure, Recreation, and an Accessible Sport.